Meet Annie Thorisdottir
Check out this video CrossFit posted about “Iceland Annie”. In it she talks about growing up in Iceland, qualifying for nationals in both gymnastics and pole vaulting, being the most muscular girl in ballet and how she found CrossFit. Annie is the first repeat CrossFit Games champion and a 4 time Games competitor. Despite not competing this year due to injury, shes widely considered the most successful female CrossFitter we’ve seen yet.
Row For Boston
Next month Reebok Crossfit 5th Ave will host a Rowathon to benefit Boston’s Children’s Hospital where some of the kids who were injured in the bombings were treated. The Rowathon is a team indoor rowing competition open to all Crossfit affiliates in New York and I am inviting you to participate in this fun event to help raise some money for a great cause. Here’s how it works:
- The Rowathon is limited to 12 Crossfit teams. Each team will consist of an 8 person crew, from members and/or staff, and must include at least 2 females and 2 lightweights below 165lbs.
- Each team will be assigned a Concept2 row machine on which each crew member will row a minimum 5000m consecutively, relay style, to complete the full Rowathon distance of 42,195m or 26.2 miles.
- Each Concept2 will be connected to an interactive rowing software program so the race will take place in real time on a digital river and will be viewable to competitors and spectators on a large display monitor.
- The race is estimated to take approximately 3 1/2 hours to complete, with bragging rights, “Rowathon Champions” t-shirts and a trophy going to the winning team.
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